University of Huddersfield - Chemistry PhD

University of Huddersfield

Chemistry PhD

A PhD is the highest academic award for which a student can be registered.This programme allows you to explore and pursue a research project built around a substantial piece of work, which has to show evidence of original contribution to knowledge.

A full-time PhD is a three year full-time programme of research and culminates in the production of a large-scale piece of written work in the form of a research thesis that should not normally exceed 80,000 words.

Completing a PhD can give you a great sense of personal achievement and help you develop a high level of transferable skills which will be useful in your subsequent career, as well as contributing to the development of knowledge in your chosen field.

You are expected to work to an approved programme of work including appropriate programmes of postgraduate study (which may be drawn from parts of existing postgraduate courses, final year degree programmes, conferences, seminars, masterclasses, guided reading or a combination of study methods).

You will be appointed a main supervisor who will normally be part of a supervisory team, comprising up to three members to advise and support you on your project.

Entry Requirements

The normal level of attainment required for entry is:

  • a Master's degree from a UK University or equivalent, in a discipline appropriate to the proposed programme to be followed, or

  • an upper second class honours degree (2:1) from a UK university in a discipline appropriate to that of the proposed programme to be followed, or

  • appropriate research or professional experience at postgraduate level, which has resulted in published work, written reports or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment.

  • IELTS is 6.0 overall with the written element at least 6.0 with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable

Course Details

There are several research topics available for this degree. See below examples of research areas including an outline of the topics, the supervisor, funding information and eligibility criteria:

Research Topics

Catalysis with Iodoarenes
Catalytic routes to non-planar heterocycles
Developing optically generated sensitivity enhancements in solution state NMR spectroscopy
Development and applications of a novel thermomicroscopy-Direct Analysis in Real Time mass spectrometry system
Development of new luminescent complexes for dual-mode luminescent imaging/photodynamic theranostic applications
Development of versatile, bespoke, low-volume fabric manufacturing processes
Extraction, purification and characterisation of novel polysaccharides from new sustainable sources
Graphene-polymer nanocomposites: processing and characterisation
Investigating Autoxidation Mechanisms by EPR Spectroscopy
Manipulation of excited state dynamics in 1,2,3-triazole complexes: accessing highly novel photochemistry
Materials and Minerals for Environmental Remediation
Materials for Biomedical Technologies: from Sensors to Nanozymes
Novel finishing processes for late-stage personalisation of textiles
Novel photophysical and photochemical properties of 1,2,3-triazole-based transition metal complexes.
Nuclear Materials in Energy Generation, Storage and Disposal Technologies
Physical property prediction, analysis and modelling
Process Simulation of Azeotropic Distillation Methods
Surfaces and Interfaces in Materials for Energy Generation Technologies and Catalysis
Synthesis and Characterisation of Graphene Materials for Advanced Applications
Synthesis of Biologically Active Indolizidine and Pyrrolizidine Natural Products
Synthesis of Heterocyclic Compounds with Biological and Pharmaceutical Applications
Synthesis of Novel Compounds for the Treatment of Cancer
Synthesis of Novel Silicon-Containing Heterocycles

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